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Has Alexandra Elbakyan changed the academic publishing world?

Has Alexandra Elbakyan changed the academic publishing world?

Two years ago, writer Simon Oxenham at Big Think broke the story of Alexandra Elbakyan, a researcher from Kazakhstan dubbed the...

U of T provides insights into PhD pathways to employment

U of T provides insights into PhD pathways to employment

Since the trend of short-term contracts began in academia in the 1990s and worsened during the Great Recession, there has been a...

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

News from the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership: Rooming Houses

Are neighbourhoods, cities, and regions taking a turn for the worse? Or are they relatively stable? I’m a co-investigator on...

The transition from PhD to professor has never been more difficult

The transition from PhD to professor has never been more difficult

Last September, I took a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon. Even though the position...

Vancouver book launch

Vancouver book launch

Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

Metro Vancouver’s active transportation trends

The results of a two-year partnership, My Health My Community, give us a lot of insight into Metro Vancouver’s active...

You can’t go home again…

You can’t go home again…

Despite this warning, I’m throwing all caution to the wind and going home to Toronto. As my contract at the...

Canadian postdocs: highly skilled workers with few benefits

Canadian postdocs: highly skilled workers with few benefits

The Canadian Association of Postdoctoral Scholars has recently published a report on the state of the estimated 9,000 postdocs in...

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

A crack in the armour? Or a knight in armour?

Many have argued for broader public access to academic research. Few, however, considered it as important as internet activist Aaron Swartz....

Calling all planners

Calling all planners

I’m pleased to announce the call for papers for my upcoming edited book on Canadian planning. It’s been accepted by...

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